Wolfson Foundation renews support for Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

6 November 2013

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The Wolfson Foundation has renewed funding for their scholarship programme, which was launched last year, to support postgraduate students in the humanities at UCL.

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities cover the three disciplines of history, literature and languages. They support outstanding students who have the potential to make lasting impacts in their academic field.

UCL was chosen last year as one of a small group of UK universities to receive postgraduate student support under the scheme, with three students awarded scholarships who began their studies in 2012.

The Wolfson Foundation has now pledged to support an additional three students, starting their studies in 2013. The 2013 UCL recipients of the scholarships are Matthew Ellison (Languages), Elizabeth Mills (Literature) and Ruth Mason (History).

The scholarships cover the fees, maintenance and research costs for three postgraduate students. They have been awarded on academic merit to students who will carry out innovative research and hope to become academic leaders.

We are delighted and thankful that the Wolfson Foundation has continued this very important scholarship programme for the Humanities.

Lori Manders

In total, 27 scholarships are being funded at nine universities across the UK – with each worth some £78,000 over three years. The Foundation’s total commitment nationally to the programme is over £4 million.

Lori Manders, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at UCL said: “The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities reminds us that support for scholarships, particularly at the postgraduate level, is vital. At UCL we are keen to ensure that all students can study here, regardless of financial circumstance. We are delighted and thankful that the Wolfson Foundation has continued this very important scholarship programme for the Humanities." 

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive, the Wolfson Foundation, said "British society needs high quality research in the humanities. Our ongoing commitment to these scholarships reflects our continuing concern about the impact of undergraduate debt on the numbers choosing to undertake postgraduate research. Our hope is that many of the students funded through this programme will become future academic leaders."


Links:

The Wolfson Foundation
UCL Development and Alumni Relations